California Water Code General Provisions
- Section 1.
This act shall be known as the Water Code.(Enacted By Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
- Section 2.
The provisions of this code, in so far as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall...
- Section 3.
All persons who, at the time this code takes effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are continued...
- Section 4.
No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by this code, but all procedure thereafter taken therein...
- Section 5.
Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these definitions, rules of construction, and general provisions shall govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats....
- Section 6.
Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of this code.(Enacted by...
- Section 7.
Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be...
- Section 8.
Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement, petition, or record is required or...
- Section 9.
Whenever reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, the reference applies to all amendments and...
- Section 10.
Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned. Subdivision means a subdivision of the section in which that term...
- Section 11.
The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
- Section 12.
The masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
- Section 13.
The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
- Section 14.
County includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
- Section 15.
Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
- Section 16.
Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
- Section 17.
Signature or subscription includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer s or subscriber s name being written near the mark...
- Section 18.
State means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. In the latter case, it includes the District of...
- Section 19.
Person means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company.(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 226. Effective January...
- Section 20.
United States means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to...
- Section 21.
If any provision of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the...
- Section 22.
Department, unless otherwise specified, means the Department of Water Resources.(Amended by Stats. 1956, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 52.)
- Section 23.
Director, unless otherwise specified, means the Director of Water Resources.(Repealed and added by Stats. 1956, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 52.)
- Section 24.
The standard miner s inch of water is equivalent to one and one-half cubic feet of water per minute, measured through any aperture or orifice.(Enacted...
- Section 25.
Board, unless otherwise specified, means the State Water Resources Control Board.(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 284.)
- Section 26.
For the purposes of this code, recycled water or reclaimed water has the same meaning as recycled water as defined in subdivision (n) of Section...
Last modified: September 9, 2016